Nigara Hamono has been appointed by the region of Tsugaru to make Japanese swords over 350 years ago. As one of the few noble swordsmiths in Japan, they have continued to preserve this art. During the Showa period, the 5th generation Kunitoshi Nigara, the master swordsmith, was a legendary swordsmith praised for his work and considered a national treasure.
Today, the 8th generation young blacksmith Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa, (son of the company’s president Toshiju Yoshizawa), is evolving the family traditions creating unique knives.
The fully handcrafted Tsuchime / Kurouchi SG2 series, feature one of the most advanced powder stainless steels (SG2 / R2), a distinctive and unique Hammered pattern and a traditional Kurouchi finish. Very thin behind the edge, with an HRC hardness of 62-63, these unique knives will impress everyone with their superb fit and finish. Fitted with an octagonal Wenge handle that perfectly matches the steel pattern.
The Nakiri that looks like a small cleaver, is a specialized knife for vegetables. It is a double bevel knife and has a tall, thin blade in order to go through vegetables easily. It is a very popular knife throughout Japan as well as the rest of the world because its specialized profile makes the veggie preparation so easy. Feels nimble in the handle despite its size and its thin blade is designed for precise cuts. Perfect for chopping, slicing and push cuts. Fitted with a beautiful Wenge Wa octagonal handle. The 180mm size fits experienced users.
|Brand / Blacksmith:||Nigara Hamono|
|Knife type:||Nakiri 180mm|
|Blade Length / Total length (mm):||170 / 310|
|Grind:||50 / 50|
|Finish:||Tscuchime / Mat Kurouchi|
|Steel type:||SG2 Stainless|
|Forging method:||San Mai|
|Handle type / Material / Ferrule:||Octagonal / Wenge / Horn|
|Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm):||2,2 / 0,2|
|Blade height at heel (mm):||51|